Frequently Asked Questions2023-06-11T23:31:04+00:00
Hunter Education Class2024-06-19T02:15:45+00:00

All Level I students will participate in 3 days of classroom instruction per the California Department of Fish & Wildlife’s hunter education requirements.

In order for us to administer the final exam and hunter education certificate number, all students must be registered for the hunter education class through the CA DFW’s website by 9:45PM the Sunday night of their camp. Hunter education class registration is SEPARATE from summer camp registration.

IMPORTANT: All students are required to obtain a California Get Outdoors ID (GO ID) prior to registering for California Hunter Education courses. If you have previously held a CDFW license (i.e. Fishing), your GO ID is printed on the license above your name. Click here to get a GO ID. Click here for instructions.

Summer 2024 Hunter Education Class Registration Links By Camp Date:

3rd Camp (June 23-27):

5th Camp (July 14-18):

6th Camp (July 21-25):


We have partial and full scholarships available upon request based on family need and/or financial hardships.

Please click the link to complete a scholarship application and provide the required documentation: RBOA Summer 2024 Scholarship Application

All COMPLETED scholarship applications will be reviewed within 1 week of submission and funds will be applied to student’s ledgers AFTER our May fundraising dinner & auction.


Swimming activities are conducted at the ranch ponds, or at the ranch custom swimming pool. Students are supervised by camp counselors trained in CPR and First Aid during swimming activities. There is no certified lifeguard on duty at the camp. Any student roughhousing and/or demonstrating a disregard for safety, whether swimming in ponds or pool, will lose his/her swimming privileges for the rest of the day or revoked for the remainder of the camp.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off2024-03-10T19:41:54+00:00

Drop off time is Sunday at 4:00 PM.
Please DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 3:45 PM as we use that time to finish setting up for camp.
Pick up time is Thursday at 1:30 PM.
An awards ceremony will be held at approximately 12:30 PM on Thursday.
Parents are invited to attend the awards ceremony but it is not a requirement.

The Address is 18875 Red Bank Road in Red Bluff CA 96080.
The ranch is located approximately 5.7 miles west of the Red Bluff airport.
There is a wide gravel driveway with a ranch gate that says “Red Bank Ale & Quail” on your left.

The cell reception is spotty on the drive out to the ranch so please map your directions before you leave home.


Students are very active during their stay at camp and writing letters or sending postcards is difficult. Don’t expect to receive any correspondence from your child. They are having a great time! We discourage mail being sent to students during their short stay with us because we will likely not receive that mail until after the student has left for home.

Landline numbers: (530) 529-9627 (main office) or (530) 529-9435 (onsite ranch office)
Onsite Cell/Text number: (530) 567-7361 (Cal Wolverton, Executive Director cell, text preferred)

Please note that calls and texts may not be sent or received in a timely manner due to the limited reception around the ranch and our busy schedule away from the lodge but we will return your call or text during our next meal time.

Camp Food2024-03-19T17:43:32+00:00

Please do not supply your child with food, chewing gum, candy, etc. for their stay at camp. We provide ample, balanced meals, a light snack, and canteen sessions (see Camp Canteen). If students have food in their cabin, they tend to eat it right before a meal, and uneaten food attracts ants and mice. It can also create hard feelings among the other students and is a headache for the counselors.

Please let us know if your student has a food allergy or restricted dietary needs and needs to bring special food items with them to camp.

What to Leave At Home2024-03-19T17:46:16+00:00
  • Knives
  • Candy/Food
  • Any lighting device with a flame
  • Flashlights
  • Fireworks
  • Ammunition
  • IPods and MP3 Players
  • Handheld Games
  • Cell Phones and Smart Watches

Please leave all electronic devices behind. If a student is found to have an electronic device during their stay, it will be confiscated.  We want our students to interact with each other while at camp and we will not make any exceptions to this rule. There is no cell phone service at camp so we will have a landline available in case of emergencies. If you need to reach your student, you will be able to call the landline or text our Executive Director, and if we need to reach you for some reason regarding your child, we will call from that landline or text from the Executive Director as well. We do advise parents not to call unless there is something extremely important or an emergency. Frequent calls actually make it harder for any student who is homesick. Please note, if you don’t hear from your child, that means that they are having a great time at camp!

What To Bring2024-06-06T22:39:42+00:00
  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Bath Towel (Showers)
  • Beach Towel (Pool)
  • Life Jacket (NEW FOR 2024: Required for swimming in the ponds)
  • Comb/Hairbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Soap
  • Other Items You May Want To Bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (Very Important as we spend the majority of the day outdoors!)
  • Chapstick
  • Disposable or WiFi-Free Camera
  • Bag for Dirty Laundry


  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sandals (It is HOT so these are more comfortable for the classroom, pool time, and evening activities)
  • 1-2 Pairs of Pants
  • 5 Pairs of Shorts (It will be very hot so we recommend a pair of shorts for each day)
  • 5 T-Shirts
  • 5 Pairs of Socks
  • 5 Pairs of Underwear
  • Swim Suit/Shorts
  • 1 Sweatshirt or Light Jacket if weather permits

We encourage you to label your student’s items that might be easily confused with another student’s belongings (hats, water bottles, towels, life jackets, etc.) with their first initial and last name i.e. J. SMITH.

Camp Photos2024-03-19T17:39:48+00:00

Students are encouraged to bring an inexpensive disposable camera or digital camera (no cell or WIFI connectivity please) to take pictures during camp. Please write the student’s name on the camera. Pictures throughout camp will be taken and posted to the RBOA social media accounts (Instagram & Facebook), that will give parents the ability to access and view photos of their child at camp.


Unless otherwise notified, any student who has a birthday while attending camp will be honored with a special birthday treat and birthday wishes from the entire camp.


We have a Canteen available at camp each day. The kids will be able to purchase 1-2 pieces of candy after lunch and dinner. We recommend sending them with $20 cash for canteen for the week. It will be checked in at registration on Sunday. Any left over money will be returned to you when your camper is picked up. Medications will also be checked in during registration and will be released back to you on pick up day.


St. Elizabeth Community Hospital is located 20 minutes from Red Bank Ranch at 2550 Sister Mary Columbus Drive in Red Bluff.
The hospital’s phone number is (530) 529-8000.

First Aid2024-03-19T17:35:30+00:00

All RBOA staff members (Executive Director, Camp Director, Head Counselors, CITs, Hunter Education Instructors, and Rangemasters) have a current CPR/First Aid card.

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